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Abbott receives MR-conditional labeling approval for Ellipse ICD

Abbott Laboratories received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD).

20% of US women aware of primary breast cancer screening risks

According to a new survey, a majority of U.S. women remain unaware of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, two of the biggest risks associated with breast cancer screenings.

Fujifilm announces launch of Synapse VNA 6.4

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Wednesday it has launched the latest version of its Synapse VNA system, Synapse VNA 6.4.

MRI safety reminder: Cloth can be a fire hazard

Using cloth containing copper fibers during an MRI can result in a fire, as explained in a recent case report published by Radiology. The authors wrote their analysis about a specific incident that took place in August 2016 on a PET/MR imaging system that had just been installed the following year. The patient, a 61-year-old woman, was not harmed.

The imaging of ancient history: Researchers look back on decades of CT-based research on Egyptian mummies

CT examinations of Egyptian mummies have been used to study ancient history for more than four decades, allowing specialists to feel as if they’ve traveled back in time. A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland compiled published findings from 47 such analyses from over the years, exploring the data and publishing their results in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

The Radiology-IT Relationship: Where It Stands, Where It’s Headed

Radiology has been intertwined with information technology in a generally enthusiastic, if occasionally uneasy, embrace for the better part of four decades. What does this mean for radiologists right now and going forward? To hash out that question, we assembled a panel of four practicing radiologists with leadership-level expertise in IT and informatics:

Bug in the system? Micro-CT scans illuminate insects

A team of researchers have created a novel imaging technique for the tiniest of patients—in this case, insects just few millimeters in length.

Siemens, Homeland Security issue advisory for diagnostic imaging systems

On Augist 3, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Siemens Healthineers issued an advisory that four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Fujifilm releases Synapse 5 in U.S.

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Thursday that it has officially released Synapse 5, the latest version of its Synapse PACS solution, in the United States. The company says Synapse 5 “sets new standards for enterprise imaging” and it is available now.

Carestream plant in Colorado recognized for energy efficiency

Carestream announced Tuesday that its manufacturing plant in Windsor has won a Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency award from the Colorado Energy Office. Energy consumption at the plant has decreased by 5.4 percent in the last two years, and Carestream says it is hoping to reduce consumption by another 5 percent by 2020.

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